Pro Team

Pro-Team

Daniel Paton – Director of Golf 

Born on the Gold Coast, Daniel joined Southport Golf Club as a junior and remained a member until 2010. In 2010 Daniel, whilst studying a Sports and Golf Management degree with the PGA IGI and Griffith University, travelled to Malaga Spain representing Australian Universities in the World University Games. In 2011 he joined the team at RACV Royal Pines Resort home of the Australian PGA championship and completed his traineeship in 2013.

From Royal Pines Daniel re-located to Northern Ireland in April 2014 to work as an Assistant Professional at Royal Portrush Golf Club, home of the 1951 and 2019 Open Championship, as well as home to the 2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke. During his time at Royal Portrush Daniel formed a great passion for teaching all levels of golfers, and receives great satisfaction in helping golfers achieve their goals.  

 

 

Jenny Schulenburg – Assistant Director of Golf

Jenny started playing golf at the age of 8. She grew up on the south coast and received a scholarship at Concord golf club when she was 15.
Her impressive amateur career saw her represent NSW and Australia on several occasions and also hold a scholarship with NSWIS (NSW Institute of Sport).
In 2015 Jenny completed her PGA traineeship being awarded 2nd place nationally for academics and also nominated for trainee of the year. Upon completion of her traineeship she was employed as the assistant professional at Bayview Golf Club.
She currently is a certified PGA member with an advanced status in coaching. She is also Trackman and TPI Certified.
Her passion is coaching golfers of all levels with her focus being simplicity for consistency. 

   

Adam Groom – PGA Professional 

Adam grew up on the Northern Beaches and started playing golf when he was 7 years old. He became a junior at Monash at 17. After winning the Monash Masters, Club Championship and Major Pennant, he then captained the NSW men’s state team and was selected in numerous teams to play for Australia, including the Eisenhower Trophy.

After competing internationally and finishing 5th as an Amateur in the NZ Open (beating Tiger Woods) and reaching world No 2 in the US Golfweek Amateur world rankings, at the end of 2002 Adam turned professional.

As a Touring Professional for Monash, in his first year Adam was awarded “Rookie of the Year” on the Asian Tour after finishing 14th on the Order of Merit. Adam has played on many of the major tours but spent much of his career on the European and Asian Tours. He recorded two second place finishes on the Asian Tour and numerous top 10’s on both tours, including the BMW in Shanghai and Italian Open. Adam also competed in the 2007 British Open and held a tour card overseas for 14 years.

Since retiring from the Asian Tour, Adam’s passion has shifted to coaching and spending more time at Monash sharing his knowledge with members and juniors. Adam also loves taking other keen golfers on unique and tailored golfing trips.

Adam has played with some of the world’s best golfers and brings a wealth of golfing experience to his coaching.

 

 

 Glen Haynes – PGA Professional

Glen Haynes is a passionate PGA Golf Professional, who has gained vast experience in the golfing industry both here and overseas.

Glen’s first golf club was Gawler, in South Australia, at the age of 13. He enjoyed a strong amateur career, including winning the Avondale Medal. Since then, he has competed all over the world. While in Europe, he competed on the Challenge and Europro Tours. He has won over 20 tournaments and Proams, in Australia and the UK.

Glen completed his PGA Qualifications in the UK and is now a certified member of both the British and Australian PGAs, Advanced in Coaching.

After 15 years in Surrey and Sussex, in 2015 Glen moved back to Australia with his wife, Helen. He has honed his craft at Stonecutters Ridge, developing a new Golf Academy.

He provides expert private tuition to golfers of all levels, from beginners to professionals. Glen runs clinics and master classes for seniors, juniors, ladies and elite squads. He also hosts playing and coaching tours to popular golfing destinations

   

Sam Shadbolt – Trainee Professional

Sam has had much to learn over his first period as a casual employee and is slowly getting to know a few members names and admits while enjoyable it has been a whirlwind.

Sam previously was an Executive Assistant at Jones Lang LaSalle in Commercial Valuations and this is his first experience in a customer service, retail, sales environment.

Sam will commence his PGA Traineeship in 2020 and we wish him all the best going forward

   

   

Deepak Jallipalli – PGA Professional

Deepak born in India, played and found his passion for golf in his junior golf competition days by travelling and golfing around his home country. Deepak has been involved in golf for over 16 years and his passion has grown from a young age after being taught by several coaches over the years. Deepak understands what it takes to improve technically, psychologically and physically over trial and error in his own game. He has been working in golf industry over 8 years in Australia, and commenced his employment at Monash CC in 2020. 

Deepak is very passionate about teaching and helping golfers improve their game to make it  more enjoyable. He believes golf is a complex sport that needs to be taught in a simple way  mostly involving on course tuition, learning how to score on both good and bad days. 

Deepak’s passion and understanding of the game, lets him cater his teaching methods according to his clients skill levels. His theory is “Any level of golfer can improve by working on the right fundamentals”.

 

 

Luke Smith – Full Time Shop Staff

Born and raised on the Northshore of Sydney, Luke started working at Monash CC on the Food and Beverage team in May 2017. 

From 2014 until 2016 Luke worked and lived over in the UK where he first began his Hospitality career.

Luke’s main passion is Soccer, he has been playing since U8’s and is currently playing in the midfield for Berowra FC in the Ku-ring-gai district men’s Premier league and has been for the past 8 years. 

Since working at Monash Luke has started playing golf, learning the in’s and out’s of the sport and getting his handicap down. 

In early 2020, COVID-19 saw Luke transition into the Proshop team and is loving every minute of it.  His outstanding customer service, his quick witted humor and attention to detail has seen him evolve into an outstanding employee.